I found this great jumbo clothespin for less than $2 a few months ago and decided it would make a great recipe card/ photo holder. I thought about which I wanted to decorate it for and decided that I could do both and that I wanted to keep it for myself! So using the word "create" as my inspiration I chose some pretty paper and got busy!
My supplies included:
- white paint
- scrapbook paper
- mod podge
- sticker letters
- die cut pieces from the same Colorbok paper kit that I used on my Welcome Spring Plaque from last week
- Glue Dots Glue Lines
- floral embellishments
The first thing I did was take the clothespin apart so that my spring would stay clean. It was really easy to take off and I experimented with getting it back on so that I wouldn't have to figure it out after I had it all decorated. I didn't want to mess up my paint and decoupage job!
I then painted the two pieces a bright clean white. Giving it plenty of time to dry between and after the coats of paint.
I then traced the wooden pieces onto the back of my chosen paper and cut it out, including a space for the spring.
Next I mod-podged those pieces onto the painted pieces using a card as a squeegee to make sure there are no bubbles. I applied a few over coats as well to make sure the pieces were secure and this also makes it so it is easier to clean.
After allowing the pieced to dry thoroughly, I put the spring back on to put the clothespin back together into one piece.
Using my ruler to evenly space my sticker letters, I applied them to a die cut piece for one side.
I recently received these great Glue Dots Glue Lines from Glue Dots and I am in love! I didn't even know they made Glue Lines but I sure am glad they do! They are perfect for attaching the die cut shape to my clothespin. I then added a ribbon with bow right above the spring.
I finished off this side with a few floral embellishments. Whether I am cooking or crafting, this is the perfect side to display my idea card!
For the other side, I wanted to keep it simple for displaying photos, so I simply added another piece of ribbon, a circle embellishment and a monogrammed die-cut square. I used a larger sticker letter backed with scrapbook paper and then trimmed and glued onto the die-cut pieces that I put back to back. I used those great Glue Lines again to hold it all together.